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... bustle of tourists from where we came. Plenty of benches throughout these gardens so you could sit back and enjoy your surrounds.
We ate at Licchio’s and met Angelo who spoke very good English. Enjoyed a light lunch and a granita, for which Sicily is renowned for amongst its many other specialities. Peter had a chocolate one and I had a blueberry granita. Boy they are sweet!
We walked through the main street ...
... along the side of steep ravine. On a more leisurely day we would have taken a side trip to explore the town. Once near Sircusa it took us sometime to find our hotel, but that was our fault. (This time a GPS would have helped, as it was very conveniently located.) We checked in, dropped our bags and left to explore Siracusa. By-passing the commercial district, we went straight to the old city - Orytigia. Famous as ...
Today was a much needed relaxing day at sea. We laid in the sun and recharged our batteries after going non stop the past few days. Tonight is formal night so we are all dressed for photos, dinner in the steak restaurant and a great bottle of 2005 Opus One. After dinner we went to the casino in tuxedoes and gowns looking for James Bond and a Baccarat table. Only found 3 card poker and black jack. Broke even for the evening and off to bed. Tomorrow is ...
... outside soared to 33 degrees and the humidity was intolerable. Nothing like watching a few episodes of CSI Miami in Italian. In the evening I was picked up by Fiorella, Nuccio, Jim and Marina and driven to Mediterraneo Lido for a night out to celebrate the Feragosto. What a great Buffet, at €25.00 eat all you want and the quality was awesome....BBQ marinated spatchcock, King Prawns, Sicilian Caponata, Eggplant Parmagiana, Stuffed Calamari, Meat Patties barbecued in lemon ...
... still hasn't arrived, he makes a suggestion and I think he's gesturing he wants to travel with me, so I laugh and nod...but then I realise he's offering to take me to the airport, so I think why not, that's better and quicker than a bus! So off we go, attempting to conversate but not having much success. It was a lovely surprise, so I say a million thank you's (Grazie Mille)...and I'm now in route to Florence...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center